06/130 Guide to the Vaughn Monroe Collection Monroe Vaughn Finding Aid Authors: Maristella Feustle.

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Guide to the Vaughn Monroe Collection 1933/1993 Music Library Overview of the Collection Vaughn Monroe Collection 1933-1993 06/130 Monroe, Vaughn, 1911-1973 1.00 English Music Library Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Topical Term: Big bands Florida Institute of Technology Jazz
Administrative Information Acquisition Information:


Custodial History:

A letter to Head Music Librarian Morris Martin from Mrs. Miller explains that the orchestral manuscripts originally belonged to Vaughn Monroe. The materials apparently resided at St. Joseph College of Florida in Jensen Beach, FL, whose campus was purchased by the Florida Institute of Technology.  Mrs. Miller worked there beginning in 1973, found the Monroe papers in a storeroom, and took custody of them after finding no interest in keeping them at FIT.

Mrs. Miller wrote that she gave most of the material to “the dean of the school” (presumably with the Florida Institute of Technology) when her family moved to Texas in 1980, but had kept these materials.

At the time of processing, a folder of Moon Maids publicity materials was found with this collection, but was not apparently part of the original collection. It is now Folder 6 in this collection.

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Conditions Governing Access:

Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Collection is housed in the UNT Music Library and in remote storage. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one box of various materials, primarily related to Vaughn Monroe and his band, including several manuscript music arrangements from the band.

Detailed List of Contents id237702 1 Scope and Contents

Barcode 713909.

id237703 1 1 Letter from Mrs. Joan B. Miller, donating materials and explaining provenance 1993 November 14 Scope and Contents

Original and photocopy.

id237704 1 2 Sketches, lead sheets, and other materials 1933-1978 Scope and Contents

Songs, lead sheets, and sketches by Creed and O'Hara, correspondence naming Helene Creed and Creed Fischer, and supplements from the Philadelphia Inquirer featuring photo prints of St. John Neumann, and the 1977-1978 Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers.

id237705 1 3 Ballerina 1964 June 19 Scope and Contents

Vocal ensemble score, piano/conductor "copied by Wedo's Music Writing Service - Local 802 M2487, 218 W. 49th Street, Suite 200." Vocal ensemble, piano/conductor (also guitar and vocal, 3 copies), condensed conductor score, ozalid master and copy piano/conductor (taped to fourth copy of prior piano-conductor part), 2 alto saxophones (both double on clarinet), tenor saxophone (double on clarinet), baritone saxophone (double on clarinet), 3 trumpets, trombone, piano, bass, additional parts for bari, 2 trumpets, trombone. Second set begins with piano/conductor/accordion part (2 copies), violins A, B, C, D, and viola.

id237706 1 4 Ballerina Scope and Contents

Big band score, arranged by Irwin Kostal.

id237707 1 5 If She Walked Into My Life Scope and Contents

Big band score and ozalid master of vocal part. Arranged by Jack Hansen.

id237708 1 6 Moonmaids Plus One 1980s Scope and Contents

Not apparently included with original donation. Includes letter from Tinker (Cunningham) Rautenberg to Morris Martin, with publicity materials and photocopies of newspaper clippings.